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Sen. Warren Would Be 'Very Glad' If Sessions Quits

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 01:37 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "simply following the law" when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Thursday, but at the same time, she'd be "very glad" if he would resign and allow someone else to take his job.

"I opposed Jeff Sessions for attorney general of the United States, but let's be clear, his recusing himself is simply following the law," the Massachusetts Democrat told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. "That is what the Department of Justice requires. He followed the rules. And for Donald Trump to say 'gee, I really wanted an attorney general who wouldn't follow the rules,' is just, like I said it's one more example of how he's not interested in following the law. Donald Trump has only one thing in mind, how can everything profit Donald Trump."

In an interview Wednesday with The New York Times, Trump said that he would not have nominated Sessions if he knew he'd recuse himself from overseeing investigation into Russia's activities during the 2016 election.

Warren disagreed with Ruhle that such comments are "a gift" to her.

"It is not a gift because I'm here to fight for working families, and it means the business that should be done for working families, it's not being done," Warren said. "Trump's remarks about Jeff Sessions are just one more example of how he's not interested in following the law, and he's not interested in protecting anyone but himself."

At the same time, Warren said she believes "very firmly" that Sessions should not be the attorney general, as he is "the one who is responsible for enforcing our laws and his views on many of those laws head us in the wrong direction."

Warren said she does not agree with Sessions' views on civil rights, drugs, or private prisons, but it would remain to be seen if Trump would appoint someone she'd consider worse if Sessions were to step down.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "simply following the law" when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Thursday, but at the same time, she'd be "very glad" if he would resign and...
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